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#124216 - 02/29/04 05:55 PM askance
"I should not like to get into that man's clutches," said I, as my superior rejoined me; "he has a way of making one appear so small."
Mr. Gryce shot an askancelook at his shadow gloomily following him along the pavement.
(I have seen that look so many times, I did not need to look it up. But I still wonder how it originated.)
askance [ə'skæns], askant [ə'skænt]
1 with an oblique glance
2 with doubt or mistrust
[ETYMOLOGY: 16th Century: of unknown origin]
#124217 - 03/03/04 04:01 AM Re: askance
Don't remember having seen it as an adjective before, only an adverb, as in "He looked askance at the yelling children at the next table."
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